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Re: ACTION- 541: Jeni to help Dan pull together terminology on Deep Linking

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:45:49 +0100
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <29E8E7DA-2BD6-4CAF-8ECB-05310228E747@jenitennison.com>
To: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Noah,

On 7 Apr 2011, at 18:32, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
> On 3/31/2011 1:51 PM, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>>   *cache*: to store a copy of something hosted elsewhere and
>>   likewise make it available
> 
> I feel like this is missing something along the lines of:
> 
> *cache*: to store a copy of something hosted elsewhere and likewise make it available. Cached copies are typically created to improve performance or availability, and are usually not managed for long-term stability.
> 
> I don't love that, but I feel your original definition misses the point of a cached copy: it's typically an optimization, and crucially, nothing in the system should behave differently if that copy disappears, except for perhaps being slower or less able to respond in the face of network partition.

In the document as it stands, I class archives as a form of cache, and of course there are archives, such as the internet archive or the UK government's web continuity project, in which the cached copies *are* maintained for long-term stability.

Jeni
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